Corrupt PCSO sentenced to jail

A corrupt Met PCSO who sold secrets to drug dealers and helped a fugitive evade capture while he was working has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.

PCSO jailed for 7 years for tipping off criminals

A police community support officer (PCSO) who told drug dealers where cannabis factories could be found has been sentenced to prison for seven years.

Oguz Batmaz aged 27 from Sidcup in south-east London, admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Southwark Crown Court heard he checked police computers and gave the information he found to criminals.

It was after he raised suspicions and was placed under surveillance that he was caught.

Sentencing for officer who sold secrets to drug dealers

Oguz Batmaz searched for information on police computers while working as a PCSO in Kent

A corrupt police officer who sold secrets to drug dealers and helped a fugitive evade capture is due to be sentenced this afternoon.

Oguz Batmaz searched for information on police computers while working as a PCSO in Kent.

He was earning £500 a week from criminal gangs, who were using information he gave them to raid cannabis factories.

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Officer on weekly retainer from gangs

The drugs haul uncovered by police in gang raids
The drugs haul uncovered by police in gang raids Credit: Metropolitan Police

Oguz Batmaz was on a £500 weekly retainer from criminal gangs peddling cocaine to City workers and raiding cannabis factories of their rivals. The 27 year old also passed intelligence data to escaped prisoner Wayne Farrell, to help him evade capture for nearly a year after fleeing from of prison.

Police carried out a number of drugs raids
Oguz Batmaz was on a £500 weekly retainer from criminal gangs Credit: Metropolitan Police

Corrupt officer to be sentenced

A corrupt police officer who sold secrets to drug dealers and helped a fugitive evade capture is due to be sentenced today. Oguz Batmaz access police computers for information to pass to criminal associates while working as a PCSO by the Safer Neighbourhoods team in Bromley, Kent.